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Belleek - Nature Trail
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Free to visit
Admire the natural rugged beauty of County Mayo’s Belleek Woods on this lush 4km walking loop near Ballina.

Skirt tranquil riversides and follow forest paths on this relaxing hour-long loop in County Mayo.

Starting at the edge of Ballina, Belleek Nature Trail encompasses mixed woodland and guides you by the banks of the majestic River Moy. Moderate in grade, the trail is largely flat and easily accessed.

Along the way you’ll spot trees like Norway Spruce, Scots Pine, Silver Fir, Beech, Oak and Ash; as well as Famine era building ruins.

Belleek Woods is also home to a fascinating diversity of woodland wildlife like badgers, foxes and rabbits, some of which you might spot along the trail - depending on the season.

When you’ve completed the loop, back in the bustling town of Ballina you’ll find lots of welcoming pubs, restaurants and cafés to round off the day in.

Trail details

Why we like it
  • Along the banks of the River Moy, watch out for heron, kingfisher, cormorant and otter, all of which call the river and its banks home.
Contact details
Belleek Wood, Belleek, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Leave no trace
  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be considerate of others
  • Respect farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp responsibly
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Protect nature from fire
More to discover at this venue
The great outdoorsBelleek Woods

This peaceful woodland stretches for 6 miles making it one of the largest urban forests in Europe. There are a number of trails that weave through the woodland. These offer visitors excellent walking, running and cycling options.

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